OLYMPIC JAVELIN champion Keshorn Walcott expressed his appreciation for the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, who provided him with a cheque yesterday, at the VIP Room, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, as part of its Elite Athlete Assistance Programme (EAAP) .
Triple Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson and National sprint queen Kelly-Ann Baptiste opened their 2016 season with second place finishes at the LSU Performance Meet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday. Thompson was second in the men’s 60m dash in 6.74 seconds. The national 100m record holder was beaten to the line by Gabriel Mvumvure of Zimbabwe (6.69) with another local sprinter Shermund Allsop in sixth (6.89).
T&T quartermiler Lalonde Gordon had to settle for second place in the men’s 400 metres event at the 109th NYRR Millrose Games in Manhattan, New York, yesterday while Michelle-Lee Ahye just missed out on finishing among the top three finishers in the 60m dash at the IAAF World Indoor Tour in Glasgow.
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe tonight claimed he is “angered and dismayed” by multinational food company Nestlé’s decision to withdraw its sponsorship of the governing body’s Kids Athletics programme in the wake of the current doping crisis engulfing the sport.
THE INTERNATIONAL Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) have certified the Tobago marathon course for the first ever International Sea to Sea Marathon scheduled for May 21- 22. “This event is designed to be a platform to showcase Tobago and draw high value visitors to the island.” explained Garth Alleyne, director of Strategic Relations for Sea to Sea Events Ltd. “The Marathon will draw runners and visitors from around the world for a full weekend of activities with 5K and 10K races on May 21 and half and full marathons on May 22.”
T&T’s Olympic medallist Lalonde Gordon sprinted to victory again this weekend, clocking 20.78 seconds to take the 200 metres at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational at Boston University in the USA on Saturday.